Luke 16.8 “The sons of this age are more shrewd with their riches than the Sons of light”.
As people of the light we must understand more clearly what our riches are.The sons of this age use paper currency to purchase material things to cloth and please their physical body. With our money we obtain eternal attributes as our new attire.
Our currency is the word of God which bears the image not of a dead man, but of the living God, supplying goods for our transfiguration. Our currency is word and we cloth ourselves with word “lest we are found naked”. In the beginning was the word, so that is what we become. Gods Word is of eternal matter.
Because “we, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transfigured into the same full image from the glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” with the rescripting of scripture. It is in this way we become Godly and in no other.
There is no future act involved to accomplish our transfiguration or to supersede the gift that is given for us to become godly. Christ gave Himself for this cause, and the payment was rendered in full. This is what makes Him our savior and our salvation via the cross. He is our crossover method to the Father, our Destiny. To be found “in Christ”.
This is symbolized at baptism where we are crusified with Christ by the working of faith, to walk in newness of life. And we are held accountable to the act of baptism, as much as we are to marriage or any public declaration. Our baptism has eternal value. So let us pursue our crossover, this transfiguration and put Christ on. How?
Isaiah 55.1“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat. Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
It is as we apply the word of God by faith and the penmanship of the Holy Spirit, we acquire Gods things to become like Him. This is true godliness. The is our payment for our work of faith. For us the elect, this is a faith that pleases God. And with the scripture we consume, we are newly re-scripted. We have a re-newed understanding in the spirit of our minds. We clean the house of our mind of old things and appetites to become “renewed in the spirit of our mind” and left no room for satan or his minions to return. “Everything is swept up and put in place” to have God our coinhabitant. We too can say “I and the father are one”. Isn’t this what Paul pleaded for? To be reconnected to God? (2 Corinthians 5.16-20
Scripture is not a collection of open ended promises to be fulfilled later, but to be accuated the moment you receive them by faith. Christ is the fulfillment and if we are “in Christ” we are where these delicacies are stored. They are hidden in Christ. And just as a store has inventory to clothe and feed. Christ is our storehouse. His word appropriated by faith is our payment to recieve the goods. Even as Joseph’s servant exclaimed, the price for what they hungered for was “in the mouth of their sacks”. This is the word of faith. “For He is the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that do not exist as though they do”. Because they do for us.
It is in this way we are to cloth ourselves in attire that is just like Christ in Spirit and truth. “We are righteous even as He is righteous”. Why? Because He said so. (1st John 3.7). He calls the things that don’t exist as though they do. Put this on.
We were redeemed at face value, not of our outward condition, but our potential. “All have fallen short if the Glory of God” and receive new life or judgment based on their choices because godliness is everybody’s potential saying “go forth and have dominion. But you must be renewed. For us we arise to our position seated with the Father in the heavens of our minds in understanding of godliness. God-like-ness. Even Paul stated that we are seated in the Heavens for above all power and principalities in Christ”, which is our new identity.
In the beginning was the word, the word became flesh and dwelled among us, for us the elect to put off the deeds of the flesh and put on the deeds defined by Gods word. In this way even the angels in heaven behold the face of our heavenly father when they see us. Even the fallen angels. They fear and tremble. As Christ said that the ruler of this world has been judged? He is incarcerated in the will of God. If you can receive this by the working of faith, then it can be said of you too, behold I beheld as Satan fell from heaven like lightning.
Satan can only do what he is delegated to do. To “eat dust” being the residue of fallen man. He is held at bay from us the elect as we enjoy the pleasures God enjoys. And God Delights in his creation. So can we. Christ prayed “Father keep them from evil” and so He does. Put this on.
Christ became a man to show us the way to the Father saying ‘I am the way the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father except through Me”. And so we do. We are “the called” the elect of God. We hear His voice in the Heavens of our minds and respond in kind. Our invisible faith receives his invisible reception.”Being His kind of firstfruits of His creation” of the pre-existing non created existence.
Christ did not become man to stay that way. He returned to the Father when he was done with his human body “and you see Him again way no more”. Even as Paul affirmed saying “we once knew Christ after the flesh henceforth know he him that way no more.” He returned to His original pre-creation pre-spoken Word. And this is what we put on. Where? In the loins of our mind. How? By faith. We let our minds be dressed in this way. As Paul said “So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God”. It is the flesh that returns to the dust. Our flesh has no transfiguration.
It is as we absorb the words of Christ, we are saturated with God Himself. God finds a reflection of Himself in us that is suitable to Him, being something familiar. He is comfortable with us and in this way His Words are fulfilled that say. If you keep my words and my words abide in you, we will come to you and make our home in you.” He who went to make a place for us to be with Him where He is, already did this. He is in His origination with the Father in the before time and He calls us there.
His word in us has made a place in our understanding for Him to be with us in the spirit of our minds. Our minds being a much greater expanse than all the created heavens. “For the heavens show His handiwork” but the spirit of the mind contains God. We are filled with all the fullness of God as scripture affirms.
Here are some instructions outlined in the New Covenant for you to understand more fully that we put on Christ one attribute at a time to awake to our God given glory.
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry”.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
And for our clothing from Ephesians 6 “11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
There is not one element given to put on for us to be godly that has to do with anything you can see, touch, or buy at the store. You must go to scripture.
If we can accept this, there is no greater reward then to realize, or better yet, actualize and put in play “the things that have been freely given to us in Christ”. He traded in our death for His life. Our crown of thorns for His crown of Glory. Despise not the gift or insult the gift giver.
The Son spoke a thing, it was like with the Father. The thing that was said became the thing that was spoken the moment He said it. Like “let there be light, and it was so.
Instead of waiting for God to do another work, rest in the works that He already did for us. Believe the thjngs said in scripture. Put on these truths, this reality being in Christ.
As we learn to put off the old man and his deeds, and put on Christ in this way, we become the living Epistles of God written on our hearts known and read by all men. Amen
The Kingdom of God is at hand.